Become a Friend

Attend interesting talks on a variety of subjects, be invited to special events, and meet others interested in supporting this very special place by becoming a Friend of the Andersen Horticultural Library!  All interested members of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum are eligible to join.

Annual dues for the Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library (FAHL) are $15 for a household. Please print out, complete, and mail the registration form below:


Benefits include:

  • Twice a year newsletter (Spring and Fall) with articles of interest, communications for the Friends, and a calendar of events.
  • Early access to the annual Friends book sale on Thursday before the event.  The book sale raises important funds for acquisition of rare books, antique catalogs, and other items for the Library.
  • Opportunity to attend five programs with speakers on a variety of subjects related to natural history, horticulture, or libraries.​


Future FAHL events:

Friends events are open to members and their guests only unless otherwise specified.
FAHL quarterly meetings are held the fourth Monday of January, April, July, and October.

January 25, 2021, 1:00pm, via Zoom (link will be emailed out prior to the meeting)
Quarterly meeting
Speaker: Kathy Allen - "Collies and Toucans & Bugs, Oh My!"

April 26, 2021, 1:00pm, Snyder Auditorium and via Zoom (link will be emailed out prior to the meeting)
Annual meeting
Speaker: Michael Dyda, Past President of the Minnesota Orchid Society - "Vanilla Orchid: From the Plant to Vanilla Extract"

Book Sale

Next Sale: Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2021

Donations are not being accepted at this time.  

Collection of gently-used books, DVDs and CDs may resume after March 2, 2021. Please check here for updates.

Future donations will be accepted at the Andersen Horticultural Library, during library hours.  If you need help or have large quantities to donate, please call the library (612-301-1239) in advance to arrange a time with our staff members. We will send an acknowledgment receipt in the mail, if requested.

Thank you for your support.



Click here for past newsletters and quarterly meeting minutes.